Month: April 2017

Volume 1 2017: Upfront | Bitter pill of rejection

Upfront Volume 1

UPFRONT Dear reader, Welcome to our first issue of 2017. In case you missed the news, in 2016 we took the decision to publish quarterly issues instead of six bi-monthly issues. As always we welcome your suggestions for improvement and contributions to upcoming issues. Thanks to those who have provided suggestions for a more readable layout; I hope that our larger and darker font makes the Journal easier on the eyes.…

Start-up organizations partner with AkzoNobel on global chemistry challenge

chemistry challenge

AkzoNobel has teamed up with two organizations focused on supporting start-ups, Lux Research and StartupDelta. The partnerships will focus on developing business opportunities stemming from the company’s Imagine Chemistry start-up challenge. Designed to solve real-life chemistry challenges, the initiative has attracted more than 200 submissions.…

11% of South Africans committed to recycling, research finds


Baseline consumer research, commissioned at the end of 2016, profiles current attitudes towards recycling in South Africa and where our nation sits on PETCO’s Consumer Engagement Journey. Of the South Africans interviewed (LSM 7 to 10, ages 18 to 49, nationwide), 67% claim to recycle ‘some’ of the time, while only 11% claim to recycle ‘all’ of the time. The lack of storage space at home, and the absence of ‘easily accessible’ depots were cited as two of the biggest…